About Mises

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We are the worldwide epicenter of the Austrian economics movement.

The Mises Institute, founded in 1982, teaches the scholarship of Austrian economics, freedom, and peace. The liberal intellectual tradition of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) guides us. Accordingly, we seek a profound and radical shift in the intellectual climate: away from statism and toward a private property order. We encourage critical historical research, and stand against political correctness. The Institute serves students, academics, business leaders, and anyone seeking better understanding of the Austrian school of economics and libertarian political theory.

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Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Filibuster in Cuba, Part 1

Chris Calton discusses revolutionary Narciso López and the American annexation of Cuba.

Michael Boldin on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Michael Boldin: How Decentralization Could Work

Michael Boldin and Jeff Deist discuss the realities standing in the way of creating a more politically decentralized...

Middle of the Road

The Middle of the Road Leads to Socialism

The fundamental dogma of all brands of socialism and communism is that the market economy or capitalism hurts our vital...

Austro-Libertarian View

An Austro-Libertarian View: Essays by David Gordon

Volume 1: Economics, Philosophy, Law Volume 2: Political Theory Volume 3: Current Affairs, Foreign Policy, American...

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Free State Kansas

Chris Calton discusses how the Kansas territory turned in favor of the Free State settlers.

Institute Publications

The Great Depression Tax Revolts Revisited

Beito did a great service for the scholarship of liberty and American history with his rediscovery of the Great...

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